Framework changes outlined in government conference
The chief minister says the Council of Ministers is considering changing the Island's borders framework, to split level 3 into two parts.
At level '3A' Manx residents will be able to 'sponsor' immediate family members to visit, all while undergoing a period of 14 days self-isolation.
Level '3B' extends this rule to cover 'business and friends'.
But, for now, we will remain at level 4.
Howard Quayle explained at today's government media briefing:
A recap of this afternoon's coronavirus media conference:
- No change to borders currently, however CoMin looking to split Level 3 into 3A (allowing residents to 'sponsor' immediate family members off-Island, to visit with a period of mandatory isolation) and 3B ('sponsorship' stretches to friends and business visits). More details 'coming shortly'.
- Hospitality to adopt UK's 5% VAT until the end of March- as announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak earlier today.
- Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson urged students to apply for landing cards, just in case.
- "Lets not say no to TT 2021" - Chief Minister Howard Quayle.
- Treasury to announce further financial support measures for struggling Island businesses 'in the coming days'.